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In Short

Physics is the study of fundamental quantities and events. You will develop an awareness of the applications of physics and how it relates to everyday life. The course covers topics outlined below which cover the scale of our universe and how science has quantified and described it. A Level Physics is able to provide a pathway into further study of this exciting subject which is important in technology and the understanding of the very small and the very large. A Level Physics can lead into many higher education courses particularly in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics and Pure Science.

 

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-5 plus a minimum Grade 6 (B) in Maths as well as Grade 6 (B) in Double Award Science or Grade 6 (B) in Physics.

 

Course Content

Physics is the study of fundamental quantities and events. You will develop an awareness of the applications of physics and how it relates to everyday life. A Level physics can lead to many higher education courses particularly in the fields of engineering, mathematics and pure science. AS units • Particles, quantum phenomena and electricity • Mechanics, materials and waves A2 units • Further mechanics – gravitational fields, electrostatic and magnetic fields • Nuclear physics, thermal physics and an optional topic

 

Progression

Physics students develop desirable skills for both employment and higher education. The study of Physics cultivates skills in problem solving, the scientific method, being able to communicate complex ideas and logical reasoning. Previous Physics students have gone on to study courses at university level such as Physics, Physics with Astronomy, Foundation Physics and Economics. Students have accepted places at Exeter, Surrey, Sussex and Brunel, with additional offers from Russell Group Universities.

 

Fees

If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. • If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email igs@weymouth.ac.uk

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